Fall Inspired Wreath with Gelli Arts® Gel Printed Papers with Kirsten Varga Lesson Plan


  • Gelli Arts® 9″x12″ Gel Printing Plate
  • Gelli Arts® 4″ Roller
  • Gelli Arts® Premium Acrylic Paints
  • Paper to print on (I used a Kraft colored paper)
  • Found materials to use for texture when printing (some suggestions are: stencils, fancy yarn, cardboard tubes, produce netting, homemade foam stamps)
  • Glue Gun
  • Skewer
  • Willow Wreath


Step 1: First, you need to create a variety of luscious printed papers. I set up a table and had a marathon monoprinting session using a Gelli Arts® 9″x12″ plate and Gelli Arts® Premium Acrylic Paints.

For texture, I used a variety of fibers, handmade foam stamps, found objects and Artistcellar stencils.

I kept it loose and just had fun as I went from color to color and texture to texture to create layers and layers. In the end I had a stack of lovely printed papers from which I chose a few to use for my wreath.

Step 2: Next, I gathered my willow wreath base and my glue gun. I also cut leaf shapes from my chosen papers. I ended up cutting up two full sheets into my leaf shapes. So. Many. Leaves!!

Step 3: Lastly, it is time to assemble! To start, I glued five small groups of leaves evenly spaced around the wreath. This gives me a balanced start.

The last step is to just keep going around and around placing the leaves until you reach the level of fullness you are looking for.

Note: I found it handy to have a skewer near by to help set the leaves into the nooks and crannies of the wreath and not burn my fingers.

Your wreath is now ready to be displayed!

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